Investment Research Analyst
Burlingame, CA /
Research – Analyst /
As a member of the team, you will work hand-in-hand with Goodwater's senior leadership team to answer the tough questions that will help find investments in the best consumer tech startups. We are looking to grow our team with people who love learning about the whole spectrum of consumer tech companies from startup to market leaders and identifying the key patterns of successful companies. Investment team members are empowered to learn everything there is to know about the companies, teams, products, and business models in a specific category from early-stage startups to public market giants. You will have the opportunity to drive our discovery of new investments, all the way from thesis development to primary research.
What makes you a strong fit for Goodwater's team:
Humble and collaborative: You have come to realize that the more knowledge you gain, the less you actually know, and that pushes you to continually seek knowledge from others. You are also eager to share your knowledge and insights with others.
You are curious and love research: If you are incessantly curious to learn more, this role will fit you well. Investing is all about seeking the truth. You are self-motivated to find creative and structured methods to uncovering insights that will drive our investment decisions. You notice patterns and constantly ask “why?”
You love products: New apps, websites, or consumer services catch your attention and you are quick to learn more about the ones that have something special to offer and try them out before anyone else.
Entrepreneurial: Similar to our portfolio companies, Goodwater is a fast-growing venture and requires team members who are builders and like to get their hands dirty. You're comfortable adapting to change. You aren't afraid of failure and look for creative solutions to overcome challenges.
Service Oriented: Venture capital is fundamentally a service business and we exist to serve and support our portfolio companies.
- Research: Experience researching open-ended topics, creating frameworks for evaluation and executing with strong attention to detail
- Data: Ability to curate, cleanse, compile and analyze disparate sets of data
- Financial: Experience looking at basic financial data and company level KPI's
- Presentation: Ability to synthesize key findings in writing and PowerPoint to bring all team members up to speed on your findings.
- 2+ years of consulting, product management, or an investment firm such as a hedge fund, private equity, or venture capital
- MBA Preferred
What you have to achieve (1 month, 3 months, going forward):
- Foundational market research for new potential target investments
- In-depth diligence and primary research for high potential target investments
- Data curation and analysis
About Goodwater Capital
Goodwater Capital's mission is to empower exceptional entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We are 100% focused on early-stage consumer tech, an area that we define simply as apps and services adopted directly by consumers. Goodwater is founded on the belief that we are experiencing an explosion of new consumer-driven opportunities in communications, community, and commerce. We are excited to see great entrepreneurs pioneering powerful new platforms to serve consumers across a broad range of industries including local services, marketplaces, health care, education, financial services, and wearables… just to name a few. Goodwater is focused on Series A and Series B consumer tech investments and our chief investment criteria is simple — a product or service that early customers LOVE. Goodwater was founded in 2014 and manages over $700M across three venture capital funds. We are actively investing and building a growing portfolio of exciting consumer audience, commerce, and service companies.